Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Yarn Along Wednesday

Joining Ginny for another Yarn Along where we share our current knits and reads...

taken at night - color not very accurate

Last week I was feverishly working on my Harvest Moon cardi knit.  I finished it and am so pleased on how it turned out!  It was a lot to knit and more work than I was anticipating but really fun to figure out.  Plus, I loved the yarn which makes every knit just that much more engaging. 

This week I am feverishly working on a Clockwork scarf/shawl by a desinger I'm going to meet for a book signing and trunk show. I'm a bit excited about it. I do have other knits that I've knitted by him, but I "needed" something new and more spring like.  I've had the yarn for this pattern for a couple of months and this was the perfect opportunity for me to knit it.  I love green and purple together.  It is a bit tedious with 270+ sts per row but I'm sure it will be worth it in the end.  I just hope I can finish it in time! 

I've decided that my previous read, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, is just not working for me.  Just not my taste. Where is the hero?  The epic romance?  Mr. Darcy?  So, to fill my time while I knit away, I've taken the advice from Like Mother, Like Daughter's Yarn Along post, and am reading (or listening to) Lark Rise to Candleford.  Oh. My. I love it.  Even though it isn't a "story", I just love it.  I love to read about that time before everything became so mechanical, mass produced, and when artisians were appreciated for their necessity towards their community.  I'll probably listen to it twice. 

a bit more accurate color

Looking forward to seeing more Yarn Alongs!


  1. I too love Mr. Darcy, so no to the Dragon Tattoo--thank you!! Lark Rise sounds interesting though!!

  2. Beautiful colours. I am in love! Can't wait to see the FO!

  3. I'm all about the hero - and who better than Mr. Dacry! I was intrigued by that same post last week mentioning Lark Rise - it does sound like my kind of gentle read (or listen).
    I LOVE the scarf! Wow, it is a stunning pattern and well done on finishing your cardi!
    Thanks also for the sweater advice - I always forget to check the Ravelry notes. That will help a lot!

  4. I tried to read the Dragon Tatoo book also..but I put it down. I just could not get into it. I sat through the movie which pretty much DISGUSTED me and made me sad that our society finds such in joy in such WIERD stories.

  5. The Clockwork is looking great! I'll have to check out Lark Rise... :o)

  6. Beautiful colours!
    I really have to check out Lark Rise :)

  7. I absolutely LOVE the colors you chose for your clockwork scarf and it turned out fabulously! How neat that you got to meet Stephen West and wear the scarf :)